Tiona Cage

Tiona Cage, MSW

Associate Director of Seminary Masters Programs



Office: Portland Center South: Office 279


Tiona Cage is the associate director of the seminary masters programs.

Prior to joining the seminary team, Tiona served in a variety of roles at George Fox University, including assistant director of the school's International Student and Scholar Services office, diversity and inclusion specialist in the academic affairs office, and as a visiting instructor in the School of Social Work. Tiona is a former Peace Corps volunteer (Botswana) and holds a master’s degree in social work from Florida State University. 
A few of Tiona's research interests include: 
  • The intersection of culture, identity and Christian faith in the U.S. context
  • The Christian church and the black diaspora
  • Traumatic stress and the effects of systemic oppression on marginalized populations
  • Implications of UN conventions and declarations for the faith-based community

Outside of work, Tiona enjoys Zumba, all things dark chocolate, old-school gospel music and a good cup of Rooibos on a rainy day.

Academic Background

Master of Social Work, Florida State University